South Manchester Tenants, Community Guardians, SEFRG and Manchester Student Unions have launched a Selective Licensing Campaign with Generation Rent.
The coalition of supporters is growing.
Rising rents and declining property standards will be monitored, and bought under control via a licensing scheme.
So what will landlord licenses really do?
- Improve enforcement
- Reduce Tenant Exploitation
- Banning Landlords letting properties featuring the following:
- Category 1 Hazards- Disrepair & Dangerous Living Conditions
- Pest infestations
- Illegal Houses of Multiple Occupation (unlawful extensions)
Barring landlords with criminal convictions or a history of poor property management
Introducing basic requirements on gas, electrical and fire safety to qualify for license
This license lasts for 5 years and only fit & proper landlords qualify
South Manchester: Fallowfield, Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn wards.
It’s already happening in Barton and Eccles.
Licensing WILL NOT increase rents, the licence fee is tiny at less than 96p per week.
For further information go here: https://twitter.com/SMCRLicensing
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